Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


"Jobs for Europe" conference with the participation of José Manuel Barroso


José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, participated in the "Jobs for Europe" conference with Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Martin Schulz, President of the EP.
In his speech José Manuel Barroso highlighted that over 10% of EU workers — and over 11% of euro-area workers — were out of a job. Not only were the overall jobless figures worryingly high, they were also spread unevenly across the EU. The President added that over half of the EU’s unemployment occured in the Member States most affected by the systemic euro crisis.
Behind these headline figures there were specific acute problems. First, nearly a quarter of young people looking for a job in the EU could'nt find one. That figure rose to over 50% in some Member States. Many other youngsters were working in precarious positions with very uncertain prospects. Second, long-term unemployment was rising fast. The data showed that 4.5% of the active population had been unemployed for over a year. Long-term unemployment not only undermined people’s chances of getting back into employment, but also showed a structural weakness of the EU labour market — its inability to reabsorb job losses.
Lastly, the crisis was also affecting the quality of employment. Segmentation of the labour market, wage polarisation and low wages feeding the phenomenon of "in-work poverty" were further driving factors of inequality in the workforce. 8.4% of employed people in the EU felt below the poverty line. José Manuel Barroso highlighted that beyond all these statistics it was important to recognise that a real social emergency crisis existed, at least in some parts of Europe.

Type: College   Reference: I-074388   Date: 06/09/2012   Duration: 04:40   Personalities: José Manuel Barroso, László Andor, Martin Schulz   Location: Brussels - EC/Charlemagne  
Languages: ORIGINAL,

Tags: European Parliament - President , Financial crisis , Growth , Interinstitutional cooperation , Job security , Labour market , Labour policy , Poverty , Unemployment
© European Union, 2012   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Catherine Vandezande
To download, please log in

Related videos

"Jobs for Europe" conference: statement by László Andor (long version)
Ref: I-074407
Date: 07/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: statement by László Andor (short version)
Ref: I-074429
Date: 07/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: closing common press conference by László Andor, ...
Ref: I-074439
Date: 07/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: Towards a job-rich recovery - Building a dynamic ...
Ref: I-074395
Date: 06/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: common press conference by László Andor, José ...
Ref: I-074396
Date: 06/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: Impact of the crisis on employment - Fighting ...
Ref: I-074394
Date: 06/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: extracts from the opening plenary speeches
Ref: I-074411
Date: 06/09/2012
"Jobs for Europe" conference: meeting between José Manuel Barroso and Angel ...
Ref: I-074398
Date: 06/09/2012
More videos

Related photos

Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and László Andor, Member of the EC, in the
Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and László Andor, ...
Ref: 021633
Date: 06/09/2012
Video Player   Need some help?

You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!

Wed 18/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Wednesday 15 February 2017, the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions seek to enforce EU law across Europe so that citizens and businesses can benefit fully from the internal market.
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 26 January, the European Commission will issue its yearly report on Erasmus+, assessing its performances and its progress on reaching the target of 4 million people supported by the programme between 2014 and 2020.
Sat 21/01
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 21 January 2017 I heard this morning about the tragic accident that happened in the North of Italy where many young Hungarians lost their lives.   I extend my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the Hungarian authorities.
Fri 13/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 2017 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will take place from 17 to 20 January. This year's meeting will put the focus on “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”.
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 20 January 2017 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 23 janvier 2017 President Jean-Claude Juncker participates in the conference of Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (CDU) and Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern (CSU) party leaders at EU, federal and regional...
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 January 2017 The impressive transformation from coal and steel industry to the greenest city in North Rhine-Westphalia is proof of Essen's successful structural change. On 21 January, the town of Essen in Germany will officially become the European Green Capital for 2017.
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 20 January 2017 Public Consultation on the Capital Markets Union Mid-term review 1. What is the Capital Markets Union (CMU)? The Commission's top priority is to strengthen Europe's economy and stimulate investment to create jobs.
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 01 / 2017 Brussels, 20 January 2017 Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 70 million loan agreement supports sustainable production facilities in Spain The European Investment Bank (EIB) has finalised a loan agreement with SAICA, a family–owned paper and packaging company, to...
Fri 20/01
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Athens, 20 January 2017 Following my visit to Lesvos, we had a constructive meeting today with the Mayors of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos. I had the opportunity to inform them and to be informed by them.
Thu 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2017 Today, the Commission is presenting two implementation reports on the EU-US Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP) Agreement and EU-US Passenger Name Records (PNR) Agreement.

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page

Credit © European Union, 2017